Thursday, August 20, 2009

Santa Barbara Marijuana Arrest

Santa Barbara Police Arrest Man in Sales of Marijuana

Police serve a search warrant at a trailer on Cacique Street after
neighbors suspect drug trafficking

By Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte
Published on 08.20.2009

For the past year, Santa Barbara Police Department narcotics detectives
have received numerous complaints about marijuana being sold from a
trailer at the Flamingo Trailer Park, 1210 Cacique St.

Those who complained were concerned that the occupants of the trailer in
space No. 49 were using the trailer as a marijuana dispensary. The
occupants advertised their business on the Internet. After several weeks
of surveillance and further complaints by neighbors, narcotics
detectives conducted undercover operations in the area.

In a news release, Santa Barbara public information officer Sgt. Lorenzo
Duarte said the trailer’s occupant, Jeff Michael Wood, 32, and
its owner, David James Dani, 55, subsequently made sales of marijuana to
undercover officers. Based on the investigation, a search warrant for
1210 Cacique St., No. 49, and arrest warrant for Wood were issued.

About 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, detectives served the warrant at the
trailer. Wood and Dani would both present.

The inside of the trailer was set up like a store, in which marijuana,
marijuana edibles and other marijuana paraphernalia were sold. Two to 3
ounces of marijuana, 40 marijuana plants, $1,000 and other evidence were

While the detectives were still on scene, two people wanting to buy
marijuana arrived at the trailer. Detectives spoke to both individuals
and determined that neither of them had a medical marijuana
recommendation to purchase the drug, officials said.

The investigation led detectives to believe that a majority of the
individuals who purchased marijuana at this location did not have or
present a medical marijuana card or recommendation.

Wood was booked into the Santa Barbara County Jail for sales of
marijuana, possession for sales of marijuana and cultivation of
marijuana. Detectives are also recommending that the District
Attorney’s Office review the case and charge Dani with sales of

â€" Sgt. Lorenzo Duarte is a public information officer for the
Santa Barbara Police Department.

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